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LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.


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LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.

Energy Management

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Energy Management articles below.


LightView Achieves Boston’s First Private Student Housing LEED Platinum Certification

LightView, a sustainable student housing community at Boston's Northeastern University, has been awarded USGBC's highest level of green building certification: LEED Platinum.

Energy Improvement Aims High

Retro-commissioning project at former Nestlé Company headquarters recognized by inaugural Retro Rumble.

Housing Retrofit Project Earns Canada’s First IREE Certification

Efficiency Capital's energy efficiency retrofit project is first in Canada to achieve the internationally recognized Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification.

Organizations Plan To Increase Energy Efficiency Investments In 2021

Health and safety concerns are driving building improvements, and despite decreased occupancy, energy use in buildings dropped surprisingly little in 2020, Johnson Controls 2020 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reveals.

DOE Recognizes State of Maryland For Energy Efficiency Leadership

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Maryland for reducing its energy intensity by 20% over its 9 million-square-foot buildings portfolio.

The Importance Of Surge Protective Devices For Your Facility

New resources from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) show how surge protective devices can prevent damage, downtime, and lost revenue.

USGBC Readies Green Building Industry For LEED Positive Future

Throughout this year’s virtual Greenbuld event, USGBC delivered key updates intended to help push the industry closer to a regenerative future as outlined through LEED Positive

USGBC Names 2020 Leadership Award Recipients

The U.S. Green Building Council's annual awards recognize extraordinary leadership in green building and commitment to advancing healthy, sustainable buildings and communities

High-Performance Buildings, Human Impact

To achieve optimal performance, buildings need to respond to how people perform inside them.

Delivering On The Gift Of Solar Energy

Global Links, a Pittsburgh non-profit that helped others through the COVID-19 crisis, received its own relief through solar energy financing.

Optimizing Medicine In Unlikely Places

EaaS provides an alternative to the typical customer-funded or financed capital improvement project, and rising operations and maintenance costs.

OUS Offers Energy Savings as a Service

Energy Savings as a Service (ESaaS) allows companies, facilities, and organizations of every size to upgrade their existing energy infrastructure to modern, energy-efficient solutions—but without the up-front costs typically associated with such a project.

Building Electricity Consumption Rising Faster Than Occupancy

After dropping 24%, U.S. office building electricity consumption has risen to 89% of its pre-pandemic level.

North Carolina Hospital Honored For Rethinking Energy Use

ASHE has named the Atrium Health Cleveland plant operations and maintenance team its 2020 Energy Champion for leadership in becoming a more energy-efficient facility.

UL, Telecommunications Industry Association Launch Smart Building Rating Program

The SPIRE™ Smart Building Program is the world’s first-and-only comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings.

Energy Bill Includes Significant Measures To Improve Efficiency

The U.S. House has passed an energy innovation bill that would make key strides to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

What Are Some Best Practices For Optimizing Utility Costs?

Misconceptions about utility usage often stem from a facility manager’s misdirected focus on what usage is being monitored, instead of focusing on how it is being monitored day-to-day.

LED Lighting Upgrade Will Save Manufacturer $150K Per Year

The retrofit will improve light levels at WernerCo’s 500,000-square-foot facility and lower the Midwest location’s lighting bill by 60%

Energizing Facility Improvements

Tackling energy projects can be eased with energy service performance contracts.

City Of Santa Fe Earns LEED Gold Certification

The New Mexico city is only the second in the world to achieve Gold status under more stringent USGBC LEED v4.1 rating system.

Better Buildings Initiative Partners Save $11B In Energy Costs

The more than 950 public and private sector organizations participating in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative have saved nearly $11 billion in energy costs.

2020 Green Lease Leaders Announced

A program of the Institute for Market Transformation and the U.S. DOE Better Buildings Alliance, Green Lease Leaders recognizes landlords and tenants who take action toward sustainable leasing terms.

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence For Commercial Energy Savings

Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) can yield insight into energy pricing that customers and energy users can use to hedge resources and take advantage of key incentives.

10 Data Center Trends To Watch In 2020

Uptime Institute has identified factors impacting data centers for this year and beyond.

2020 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2019.

Networked Lighting Controls: Realize The Savings

Beyond energy savings, connected lighting is a pathway to intelligent use of space and better building diagnostics.

Facility Executive: April 2020 Issue

The April 2020 issue features HVAC and COVID-19, anti-drone technology, lighting trends, and more. Plus, our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

U.S. Office Building Energy Use: A Snapshot During COVID-19 Crisis

Hatch Data, a commercial real estate software company based in San Francisco and Boston, has released its building energy data up to April 4, 2020.

Solving The Remote Building Management Challenge

As businesses embrace the new remote norm during the COVID-19 crisis, what happens to the buildings they leave behind, and those responsible for running those buildings?

EPA Honors 2020 ENERGY STAR® Award Winners

This year's ENERGY STAR Award Winners have demonstrated national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions.

Frost & Sullivan Awards Carbon Lighthouse For Energy Efficiency Solution, CLUES

The deep data granularity of this energy analytics engine for buildings allows it to adapt to new energy efficiency measures while guaranteeing energy savings.

Facility Executive Of The Year 2020

A fast-paced facility operation is a great fit for Dennis Williams, Senior VP of Operations and Assistant GM at Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum.

Six Ways Submetering Improves Energy Insight

Energy meters in facilities can help reduce energy consumption, cut costs, and increase sustainability.

Data Specialties Inc. Launches Electrical Assessment Service

Data center owner/operators can now get a comprehensive assessment of their facilities’ electrical system and backup capabilities.

Smart Buildings In Real Time

In an evolving landscape, smart buildings dynamically respond to the immediate and future needs of facility management and occupants.

Hybrid HVAC Cooling

These types of systems help facilities balance water and energy usage goals and demands.

New Report: Energy Efficiency Efforts Have Made Significant Impact

A first of its kind report from ASE, ACEEE, and BSCE states energy efficiency actions have delivered results, while warning of stalled progress.

Emerging Energy Services Opportunities

Recent research on Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) indicates commercial and industrial customers can benefit.

Facility Executive | December 2019 Issue

The December 2019 Issue looks at HVAC, smart building technology, and the building envelope. Plus green restrooms and wayfinding with color.

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View this free video webinar to examine the challenges for power and data placement in open plan offices and see examples of high-powered workstations that pair raceways with simple furnishings.​

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